Nigeria loses 60,000b/d to pipeline vandalism – NNPC

Pipeline fire occasioned by vandalism.

Pipeline fire occasioned by vandalism.

*Says increase in activities of saboteurs shocking

Oscarline Onwuemenyi

05 February 2015, Sweetcrude, Abuja – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Wednesday deplored the recent increase in attacks on crude oil and gas pipelines, saying it was adversely affecting the nation’s economy.

This was contained in a statement in Abuja by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Mr Ohi Alegbe.

Alegbe said the nation lost about 60,000 barrels of crude oil per day to acts of vandalism on its pipeline.

He added that the sudden increase in the activities of saboteurs around the Trans-Forcados Pipeline and the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline in the last

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